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The Otter Tail County’s Dock and Riparian Use Ordinance requires docks and lifts to be registered with the county when being moved from one body of water to another. Minnesota law requires dock and lifts to be dried for 21 days before moving from one body of water to another.

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The board of directors of Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is proud to announce that NeTia Bauman has been named managing director of Greater Fergus Falls. Bauman, the former business development coordinator for GFF, takes over effective April 18 as the board sends Annie Deckert off to new adventu…



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New science curriculum was approved at Monday’s school board meeting. Kindergarten through second grade will utilize “Mystery Science”; grades 3-5 will use “Foss Science”; and 6-12 grades will learn from “McGraw-Hill Inspire Science” curriculum.

The Greater Lakes country’s Keller Williams offices were recently awarded multiple spots in the top 10 of the entire North Central Region which consists of KW agents and teams across Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.

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With a bigger appreciation for WiFi and internet service after 2020, Otter Tail County and Otter Tail County communities, The Blandin Foundation, local telecommunications companies, and Viking Library System partnered to provide free public WiFi and smart rooms. These community partners util…

The 2020 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use provides important data on dry bean production, pest problems and pesticide use in Minnesota and North Dakota. Research and Extension faculty at North Dakota State University along with directors of the Northarves…

University of Minnesota Extension, along with Minnesota Beef Council, will host several online beef quality assurance (BQA) and secure beef supply (SBS) training sessions starting in February through April. Producers only need to attend one of these free workshops to receive a three-year BQA…

Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) was recently honored with the Above and Beyond Award from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). ESGR is a Department of Defense organization established to promote cooperation and understanding between service members and their civilian employers.  

As the young girl walked through the entrance to Lincoln School for the first time, she stood transfixed, eyes wide with excitement and simply stated, “I can’t believe I am so lucky to go to this school!”  From my perspective, I cannot imagine hearing of a public endorsement that could have …

Underwood Secondary advances to the Minnesota Economics Challenge competition after two teams of students excelled in a series of tests in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics and current events. The eight students representing the school, along with their coach, socia…

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This is one in a series of articles written by students who received scholarships in 2020 awarded through the Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars chapter. The purpose of these articles is to thank the community for its support of students and their higher education goals.

More than 200 construction projects that will help maintain Minnesota’s roads, bridges, improve safety and support thousands of construction jobs across the state will be worked on this year, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced recently.

The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center invites you to visit their current gallery show featuring wonderful art by talented local high school students.  “Rising Stars” is sponsored by the New York Mills Lions Club and is on display for a short time only, now through Saturday April 17.

Truancy is an issue taken very seriously by Fergus Falls Public Schools. Every time a student is absent from school without a parent or guardian’s permission, the absence is immediately followed up by a phone call to ensure the safety of the student. Excused absences do not equate to truancy…

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A new way to eat is now available in Fergus Falls. Roasted, a meal preparation and catering business owned and operated solely by 23-year-old Evan Burkdoll, opened its doors April 1 in a order, grab and go format that provides the community with prepackaged, nutritious meals that simply need…

Otter Tail County Public Health is offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments and is following state guidance in prioritizing vaccine appointments for people most at risk of getting COVID-19, or those who could develop severe illness if infected.  This includes older Minnesotans, those with unde…

Otter Tail County businesses and nonprofits hit hard by winter pandemic-related closures were provided $1.15 million in relief grants by the county. The state-funded grant program was administered through the county’s Community Development Agency and provided grants from $1,250 to $15,000 to…

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2021’s 30 Days of Biking, sponsored by Pedal Fergus Falls, kicked off on April 1. The month-long event is an effort to get out and get moving via bicycle every day during the month of April. With no minimum distance, the goal is to get out there and ride. A statement on the Pedal Fergus Fall…

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LB Homes provides care to individuals in Fergus Falls and the surrounding area. To continue serving the needs of our community, LB Homes will resume in-person grief support groups, facilitated by a grief specialist, beginning in April at locations in Fergus Falls and Battle Lake.

This is one in a series of articles written by students who received scholarships in 2020 awarded through the Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars chapter. The purpose of these articles is to thank the community for its support of students and their higher education goals.

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LB Homes provides care to individuals in Fergus Falls and the surrounding area. To continue serving the needs of our community, LB Homes will resume in-person grief support groups, facilitated by a grief specialist, beginning in April at locations in Fergus Falls and Battle Lake.

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce that local entrepreneur Victoria McWane-Creek recently established the Organization 4 Full Participation. This new business is a performance improvement company that enables individuals, teams, organizations, and communities to close the gap …

Jesse James Bommersbach was taken into custody Sunday in Richland County (North Dakota) according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office.

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Fergus Falls residents may notice some smoke in the community throughout the month of April. The Fergus Falls Fire Department (FFFD) has obtained the necessary permits from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to conduct prescribed, controlled burns dependent on burn restrictions and th…